PETER ALEXANDER 'Dreamland - Polaroids'

New Publication by Galerie Thomas Zander and Verlag Franz and Walther König Out Now!

Peter Alexander (1939-2020) recorded his visual experience of the Californian zeitgeist in his Polaroids between 1972 and the early 1990s. In 2020 he arranged the previously unpublished images in pairs. We are particularly pleased to have been able to realize this project, which was still planned together with the artist before he passed away in May 2020.

Alexander was a pioneer of the Light and Space movement that emerged as an important, innovative, and distinctly West Coast approach to art. He is most renowned for his sculptural forms made from cast resin. Their luminous transparency evokes both the purity and artificiality of California’s light and colors. “It may come as a surprise that an artist so well known and admired for minimal and pure sculptures has also made Polaroid photographs of what seems like a maximally impure world. The accompanying essay reveals fascinating connections between the two.

Peter Alexander

Dreamland - Polaroids

Edited by Thomas Zander

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne, 2020

80 pages, 63 colour illustrations

With an essay by David Campany